May 30, 2013
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Appellee
WAYNE PETTAWAY A/K/A WAYNE PETTIGREW Appellant COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Appellee
WAYNE PETTAWAY Appellant
Appeal from the PCRA Order October 27, 2012, Order December 6, 2012, In the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Criminal Division at No(s): CP-02-CR-0005725-2006, CP-02-CR-0005729-2006, CP-02-CR-0006010-2006 and CP-02-CR-0006031-2006.
BEFORE: BENDER, J., LAZARUS, J., and STRASSBURGER, J.[*]
We hereby QUASH Wayne Pettaway's appeal. Pettaway has failed to comply with Pa.R.A.P. 2111 because his brief does not include a statement of jurisdiction, the order in question, a statement of the scope of review and standard of review, a statement of the questions involved or a summary of argument.
While the pro se brief contains references to, and summaries of, several state and federal cases, Pettaway fails to set forth an argument why the court erred by dismissing as time-barred his petition under the Post Conviction Relief Act, 42 Pa.C.S. §§ 9541-9546, which was filed three and one-half years after his conviction became final.
If the defects in a brief are substantial, this Court may quash the appeal. See Pa.R.A.P. 2101.